How SiteMap® & GPRS Support Secure Wastewater Data for Communities

How SiteMap® & GPRS Support Secure Wastewater Data for Communities

As more municipalities adopt modern infrastructure management solutions, the quality and security of their infrastructure data is becoming a greater concern.

Data hygiene is the ongoing practice of maintaining healthy data, or data that is ready for use and free of major errors. As an article published recently in Water Online explains, data hygiene most commonly takes the form of quality checks during or immediately after data entry, or when data is transferred from one platform to another.

The practice of data hygiene improves the completeness, conformity, consistency, and accuracy of a database. When that data is a municipality’s vital and sensitive wastewater data, ensuring the database is complete and up-to-date helps maintain the information’s security and ensure that improvement and renovation projects can be completed on time, on budget, and most importantly, safely.

The article in Water Online by IDEX Intelligent Water Group, the parent company of innovative water and wastewater inspection technology companies such as Envirosight and WinCan, describes three best practices to ensuring good data hygiene for a municipality’s wastewater data:

  1. Cloud Storage: By storing your data in the cloud rather than on local drives, you have built-in redundancy so that you don’t need to maintain multiple copies of your data. Additionally, data stored in the cloud typically lives on servers that are protected by encryption and require login credentials to access.
  2. Access Control: The best way to protect sensitive infrastructure data is to know who has access to it. This knowledge, combined with a means to limit and/or expand access as needs and staffing change, creates accountability and an additional layer of security.
  3. Versioning: The process of creating and storing different versions of data lets you retain project iterations while building on the most recent version. Versioning helps prevent errors that might result in lost data or decision-making based on outdated data.

A GPRS Project Manager lowers a push-fed sewer scope into an open manhole
GPRS Video Pipe Inspection services give you a complete, accurate understanding of your wastewater infrastructure.

GPRS Provides You With Accurate Wastewater Infrastructure Data

At GPRS, we pride ourselves on putting the right data in your hands to help keep your projects on time, your budget intact, and your people safe.

Our Video Pipe Inspection (CCTV) services utilize state-of-the-art, remote-controlled sewer scope rovers and push-fed cameras to fully inspect and map your wastewater system. The WinCan reports we generate based off these investigations provide you with detailed, NASSCO-compliant data about everything going on within your infrastructure, with every defect identified with video and photographs, geolocated, and ranked by severity.

You’ll know where you have problems, how severe those problems are, and exactly where you need to dig to begin repairs.

GPRS Project Managers not only inspect the interior conditions of sewer pipes, sewer laterals, and manholes – they can also map all this infrastructure for future use.

All our sewer inspection equipment is outfitted with sondes: radio transmitters we can detect from the surface using our electromagnetic (EM) locators. So, at the same time a rover or push-fed camera is inspecting your system for defects, GPRS is mapping it to help you in future maintenance and renovation planning.

A GPRS Project Manager looks at a tablet while standing in a parking lot.
All the pinpoint accurate data collected on your site by GPRS Project Managers is now instantly uploaded into SiteMap®, our industry-leading, cloud-based infrastructure management software.

SiteMap® Secures Your Infrastructure Data

SiteMap® (patent pending), powered by GPRS, is our innovative, cloud-based infrastructure mapping software that allows you to plan, design, manage, dig, and build better.

That means you get 24/7 access to all the data that GPRS Project Managers collect on your site. You can review, edit, and securely share that data with your team members from your computer or mobile device. You control the level of access everyone else has to your data and can limit or expand that access as you see fit.

SiteMap® is your ultimate tool for maintaining good data wastewater, municipal infrastructure, and facility hygiene, allowing you and your team to securely store and share infrastructure data that’s layered, aggregated, and at your fingertips whenever and wherever you need it.

SiteMap® is just the latest example of GPRS evolving as we continue to help you Intelligently Visualize The Built World®.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What size pipes can GPRS inspect?

Our elite VPI Project Managers have the capabilities to inspect pipes from 2” in diameter and up.

Can you locate pipes in addition to evaluating their integrity?

Yes! Our SIM and NASSCO-certified Project Managers use VPI technology equipped with sondes, which are instrument probes that allow them to ascertain the location of underground utilities from an inaccessible location. This allows them to use electromagnetic (EM) locating to map sewer systems at the same time they’re evaluating them for defects.

What are the benefits of underground utility mapping?

An updated and accurate map of your subsurface utilities helps you reduce accidents, budget overruns, change orders, and project downtime caused by dangerous and costly subsurface damage. Additionally, this map can help you efficiently plan for future maintenance, repair, and renovation projects.

How does SiteMap® assist with utility mapping?

SiteMap®, powered by GPRS, is the industry-leading infrastructure management program. It is a single source of truth, housing the 99.8%+ accurate utility locating, concrete scanning, video pipe inspection, leak detection, and 3D laser scanning data our Project Managers collect on your job site. And the best part is you get a complimentary SiteMap® Personal Subscription when GPRS performs a utility locate for you.

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Does SiteMap® work with my existing GIS platform?

SiteMap® allows for exporting of data to SHP, GeoJSON, GeoPackage, and DXF directly from any user’s account that either owns or has a job shared to their account. All these file formats can be imported and utilized by other GIS packages if manually imported by the user. More information can be found at